An island, a story, and an experiment in symphonic choice synthesis. a vn for https://itch.io/jam/buddy-up-jam-spring-2022

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README.md

A Ren'py novel experimenting with a 2-choice patternmixer + 1 redistillation wave design.

This probably does not tell you much yet, but when I am finished with article on this i will link it here. Also there is a brief explanation later in this text.

But first, I am obligated to tell you that you can run this from source by first installing Ren'py and then running renpy . in the cloned folder.

In the nutshell:

Main theme gets split into 4 patterns.
A B C D

Then the choices go like this

1st choice: (AB) vs (CD)
2nd choice: (AD) vs (BC)
2nd choice (alt): (AC) vs (BD)

Where (AB) denotes synthesis between A and B.

Redistillation tracks emergent patterns and tries to make them into first-grade citizens or root them out. It also combats noise and sometimes provides unusual pattern progressions. In this story it also provided the new emergent main theme that replaced the seeded one.

Licensing

Code + story + images are under MIT. Music is under their respective licenses. Patternmixer is a mathematical idea and is not subject to copyright.

Mistakeless: Forget me, Forget me Not (CC-BY-SA 3.0) Jon Luc Hefferman - Triumph (Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International) Gasper Torkar - Accept The Risk and Continue (CC-BY-SA 4.0)